Thursday, October 23, 2008

The One With Good News!

Ok, so I am taking inspiration from a fellow blogger for the title today ... I just can't think of a better one. :)

I seriously was freaking out this morning. Chase has been sick since Monday with the runs. On Tuesday, I stayed home because he was SHAKING as I changed his diaper, and he clearly only wanted his mommy. I could tell he just felt AWFUL.

Yesterday, he was up at 5 am and nearly threw up, but somehow managed to keep it down. Tyler stayed home until I got done with work, as it was my late night (till 7 pm). When I got home, Chase was already in bed. I didn't think anything of it when he didn't wake up before 10 pm ... and since I checked on him and he was ok, I put a blanket on him and went to bed after 11 pm. I awoke this morning to the jolt that he hadn't woken up in the middle of the night as I'd been sure he would. The dilemma: check on him and risk waking him when I know Tyler needs his sleep ... or go to work wondering what is going on behind that door! Around 9:30 am I couldn't stand it anymore and called home. The conversation went something like this:

Me: Hi! Is Chase awake yet?
DH (Dear Husband): Nope, I was going to give him until 10 am and then go wake him up.
Me: So, he was asleep when I got home last night ... when did he go to bed?
DH: 3:00 or so.
Me: Ha ha. No, seriously, when did you put him down?
DH: Seriously, around 3pm.
Me: Go wake him up!
DH: Thanks for the orders.
Me: Seriously, I am freaking out, please go make sure he's ok. (near tears)
DH: Ok.
Me: As in NOW, put the phone down and go do it!
DH: *SIGH* Ok.
(me straining and turning the volume up to hear ... I hear him talking to Chase about getting up, and Chase saying, "No!" -- me breathing a sigh of relief)
DH: Well, he's awake, but he doesn't want to get up.
Me: I don't care, as long as he's alive!

I seriously could hardly think of anything else from the time I got to work. He slept for about 18.5 hours, folks!!!!

The good part of this story ... I called to check on them about 11:30 to see how he was doing, and he was running around and acting like himself again, Tyler said. And, since it had been so long without a runny diaper, he was cleared to go to daycare! Phew!!! He fell asleep promptly in the car when I picked him up, so I know he's still not at 100%, but he's eating and back to much healthier diapers. THANK GOODNESS! Now, if the rest of us can keep from getting it by Monday, I will call us safe!!

Other good news of the day ... my car's check engine light went off today ... I had opened my trunk today ... it's the only thing I can think of that changed, LOL ... but whatever, it went away! Here's hoping the light stays off!

And ... Tyler's car was worked on and fixed all in one day ... hardly took any time at all, AND it cost much less than anticipated!! Apparently he has easy struts to replace? (just have cartridges?) AND ... Tyler has been offered a job at Wal-Mart! So, that will be a weekend job. He goes in on Monday to accept the offer and do paperwork or whatever. And, apparently he told them daytime hours so that he can be home in the evenings with us. I just hope that he can handle everything with him being on four 10-hour days right now. He doesn't get done with work until 2 am, so it can make for some very short nights depending on when Chase gets up.

Ok, that was a long and newsy post ... thanks for reading!


Saturday, October 18, 2008

Yep ... fall is here!

Ok, so I said the cooler days would come, and come they did ... although today we did get up to around 60 degrees I think. It was actually pretty nice out, again. I took some pictures on the last of the batteries in my camera ... it shut off on me a few times. But, I kept trying and trying because the lighting was so good! I hope you enjoy the following pictures from today!

And a page using some of these photos ...

Credits: I used a page from the "A Few of My Favorite Things Bracket Album", along with a background paper from Sarah Meyer's kit of the same name! :)

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Odd ... summer clothes, fall leaves ...

Today we had a really WARM day ... it was in the 70's! The kids were wearing summer clothes again! So, it felt a little odd to be taking pictures with the pumpkins while the kids were wearing summer clothes ... but oh well! I'm sure there will be time for that later. :)


Credits: Quick Page by Jennifer Barrette -- Beauti-Fall Quick Page Album available at Gotta Pixel

Saturday, October 11, 2008


Toot!!! I've been published in The Artisan Notebook!!

Here are the two layouts that were featured!

Credits & if you'd like to leave a comment: HERE

Credits & if you'd like to leave a comment: HERE

These were created for two separate "calls" for the magazine. They wanted to feature layouts with relaxing, peaceful colors, and layouts that used blending. So, I went to work to feature kits created by the designers I work for (Michelle Pieters and Sarah Meyer of, while making a page I can cherish. If you click on them, you can see them bigger, and please feel free to visit Gotta Pixel to leave comments there. :)

It was quite an honor to be published. I never thought I'd be good enough to be published!! But, I've been told by several people lately that I have talent, so I guess I must be decent. :) I still marvel at so many other people's pages, though, so I don't count myself among the great yet. There is still so much for me to learn, and there are so many scrappers out there who I idolize!!!!